While they stood in line at the snack bar, Rourke teased Harris, then 13, about losing a game and pushed him, witnesses said. Harris hit Rourke in the knee with an aluminum bat, then seconds later hit him on the neck, severing an artery. [email protected] (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Palmdale PONY League’s insurance company will pay $30,000 to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Jeremy Rourke, the 15-year-old killed when another boy hit him in the head with a baseball bat after a game. The league admitted no wrongdoing under the settlement, the league’s attorney said. “The small amount of money that the plaintiffs ultimately accepted confirms that Palmdale PONY had no liability in this case,” attorney Philip Weiss said. Settlement talks started after Weiss filed a motion to dismiss the case that was set to be heard Tuesday. The case was dismissed March 29. The attorney for Brian and Angela Rourke did not respond to requests for comment. Last fall, the Rourkes settled out of court with the parents of Greg Harris Jr., the boy convicted in Jeremy’s killing. The attorney for the Harris family said it involved a small financial payment. The Rourkes initially sued the city of Palmdale and the Antelope Valley Union High School District, too, but they were dismissed from the case. A state appeals court in January reduced Harris’ second-degree murder conviction to voluntary manslaughter and ordered him resentenced. He was sentenced in July 2005 to the California Youth Authority until he is 25. The appellate court found that Harris, 14, did not harbor an intent to kill. The appellate decision noted Juvenile Court Judge Richard Naranjo’s statement about Harris’ emotional state – that he was upset, angered and “in the heat of passion.” Rourke, a Highland High School freshman described by family and friends as an avid athlete who enjoyed being a junior umpire, died within hours of being hit in the head April 12, 2005, at the Palmdale PONY League baseball complex, where he was a spectator.
9 9 4) Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 0.78 goals per game in 2015 (30 in 38 games for PSG [22 goals] and Sweden [eight goals]) – Ibrahimovic has found the back of the net eight times for Sweden, who must navigate the play-offs if they hope to reach Euro 2016. He is now also PSG’s record scorer, with 110 goals. 9) Edinson Cavani: 0.69 goals per game in 2015 (29 goals in 42 games for PSG [26 goals] and Uruguay [three goals]) – Cavani leads the way in France this season, top scoring in the current 2015/16 campaign with six goals. 3) Lionel Messi: 0.84 goals per game in 2015 (45 goals in 53 games for Barcelona [41 goals] and Argentina [four goals]) – Messi has missed the last few games through injury and has not scored a league goals since his two against Levante on 20 September. 9 9 2) Robert Lewandowski: 0.95 goals per game in 2015 (40 goals in 42 games for Bayern [31 goals] and Poland [nine goals]) – Lewandowski is in superb form and top scored in Euro 2016 qualifying with 13 goals in total. 9 5) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: 0.76 goals per game in 2015 (33 in 43 games for Borussia Dortmund [28 goals] and Gabon [five goals]) – Aubameyang has already scored 10 Bundesliga goals this season. 8) Artiz Aduriz: 0.72 goals per game in 2015 (29 goals in 40 games for Athletic Bilbao) – Aduriz has played just one game for Spain and didn’t score. 9 10) Luis Suarez is averaging 0.65 goals per game in 2015 to date (28 goals in 43 games in all competitions). To find out who is the most prolific goal scorer this year so far, click the arrow above – Robert Lewandowski is flavour of the month right now, but where does Bayern and Poland’s goal machine rank among other goal getters around Europe? Suarez has been unable to add international goals to his game as a result of his ban handed to him for biting at the 2014 World Cup. He will be allowed to play again for Uruguay next March. 9 1) Cristiano Ronaldo: 0.97 goals per game in 2015 (42 goals in 43 games for Real Madrid [39 goals] and Portugal [three goals]) – Ronaldo cannot stop scoring and, along with Lewandowski and Aguero this season, has scored five goals in one league match in the 6-0 thrashing of Espanyol. 9 9 Robert Lewandowski top scored in the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with 13 goals for Poland, four more than his nearest challenger Thomas Muller, who scored nine for Germany.It comes after a blistering start to his Bundesliga season where the striker now has 12 goals so far, five of which came in one game. He scored 25 goals in all competitions last term, so here, talkSPORT looks at other players around Europe with the most goals for club and country this year (2015).All stats are correct as of 12/10/15 and only footballers who represent European clubs are included. 6) Neymar: 0.73 goals per game in 2015 (33 in 45 games for Barcelona [29 goals] and Brazil [four goals]), level with Sergio Aguero: 0.73 goals per game in 2015 (31 in 42 games for Man City [21 goals] and Argentina [10 goals]) – Neymar and Aguero are level, however, when fully fit, the Argentina striker is a fully fledged goal machine and would surely have more than his 21. This season he scored five in one game against Newcastle.